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Japan FDIB 2016

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Sunday, May 22 -
Tuesday, June 7



Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business



Japan is the world’s third largest economy on a nominal basis, and was a constant topic of discussion in the 1980s and 1990s.  However in the past two and a half decades, Japan has largely disappeared from our collective consciousness. But Japan is still a large economy of 127 million people. Its unique approach to modern life offers many examples and opportunities for learning. Japan has overcome many historic disasters and tragedies, and re-emerged to a new period of growth. This program will allow you to experience many aspects of the “real Japan;” to see both its cutting edge technology, its fascinating ancient culture, and all the things in between.  This program will travel much of the length of Japan, from the disaster affected areas in the northeast to the Kansai region in the southwest. We will work with some of Japan's top-rated universities, as well as experiencing the business, culture and history of Japan.

Shared Accommodation Before March 15 - $4100 After $4700  
Single Accommodation Supplement Available.  
Please accept our apologies, but we cannot accommodate spouses at the present time.

What is included:
3-star shared accommodations (Single Supplement Available) with breakfast
Bilingual local guides
Ground transportation including the Shinkansen “Bullet Trains”
Sake brewery tour
Kyoto tour including the Kinkakuji “Golden Pavilion” temple and Shogun’s residence Nijo Castle
A guided tour of the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, microcosm of the Japanese economy, and scheduled to relocate at the end of 2016!

Faculty from Minority Serving Institutions and Community and Technical Colleges can apply for a cost reduction.

May 22-23 - Orientation in Atlanta (optional) 
May 25 - Arrive in Japan 
May 26-June 6 - Tokyo, Sendai, Kyoto, Osaka, and more!
June 7 - Return home